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Student Convicted of Thoughtcrime for Opinion on Campus Life
Last Wednesday, senior journalism major Winston Smith was convicted for his Thoughtcrime. Smith was reported to the Ministry of Tradition after his roommate overheard him agreeing with his father—a former student—and his thoughts on a current issue on campus. The opinion that Smith shared with his father was not... Read more
Bobby Ramirez Marches on Student Senate, Civil War Imminent
The conflict between Co-consuls Bobby Brooks and Bobby Ramirez has erupted into near–civil war between Aggieland’s two leading citizens. Consul Brooks’ election to consulship was met with accusations of illegitimacy, creating tensions with the cadet legionaries who hold dear the values of their Republic. The recent policy decisions crafted... Read more
Glowstick Vigil Held to Raise Awareness For The Plight Of The Wealthy and Well-Connected
Last night, several thousand Aggies gathered at Simpson Drill Field, neon glowsticks held aloft, to support Robert McIntosh’s impending litigation and to raise awareness for what has begun to be seen as the systematic oppression of the wealthy and influential at Texas A&M. The gathering was hastily organized after... Read more
Texas A&M Announces “Two Campus Solution” to Election Crisis
After much deliberation between President Young and the Board of Regents, Texas A&M has issued its resolution to the highly contested student body president election between Robert McIntosh and Bobby Brooks. Entitled “Resolution 181.5,” the solution will evenly split the campus between the two administrations, dividing it based on... Read more
Rick Perry Now Reveals Russia Tampered in TAMU Student Body Elections
Rick Perry, Head Yell leader ’72 and 11th Runner-Up in season 23 of Dancing With the Stars, recently implied that Texas A&M Student Body Elections may have been part of a larger Russian tampering conspiracy. For weeks, the public anxiously awaited as Rick Perry stayed silent on the student... Read more
Student Newspaper Mastermind Behind Controversies
After recognizing its ability to capture attention from media giants such as The Texas Tribune, CNN, and the Houston Chronicle, The Battalion realized that it must follow the examples of those outlets to become their contemporary. Articles must be published that harness opinion as fact and convince the reader... Read more
Election Commissioner Braces for Consequences of Doing Job Well
A well-run election conducted with integrity and class is a hard thing to come by at Texas A&M. Last week, Election Commissioner Rachel Keathley ran such an election (with the exception of the disqualification of The Mugdown—SAD). In the wake of such a fair election, the student body has... Read more
Men Reclaim Top Student Leaders at Texas A&M
After months of being reminded of their oppression, Aggie men have decided to do something this campaign season. While the top student leaders are selected over the course of the semester, 2017-2018 student body president, senior class president, and Corps Commander have now all been selected. Likewise, the Yell... Read more
Mugdown Lowdown: How to Become Student Body President
A version of this article was first published in the August 2016 print edition of The Mugdown. So you want to be Student Body President, huh? Most students are asking themselves questions like “Can I wash my maroons with my whites?” or “How many days can I safely go without... Read more
Senators Thankful Sexual Harassment Not A University Focus
When the student body woke to the news of a scandal in Student Senate, some were surprised. When students discovered that this scandal displayed a few senators’ deep-seated sexism and hypocrisy, no one was really surprised. A handful of exceptionally insecure and shockingly ignorant representatives of the student body... Read more